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DBMS > InterSystems IRIS vs. Machbase vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison InterSystems IRIS vs. Machbase vs. Sphinx

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NameInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityTimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigDataOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.41
Rank#123  Overall
#23  Document stores
#24  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.14
Rank#339  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score7.12
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iriswww.machbase.comsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overviewsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperInterSystemsMachbaseSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201820132001
Current release2021.1, June 2021V6.5, August 20213.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree test version availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedepending on used data modelyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationselectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlyessimple password-based access controlno

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